Warriors' Green Says Cavs Fans, Cleveland Not the 'Sharpest'

Green appeared to be ejected when he was called for what the Cavs and Warriors thought was his second technical midway through the third quarter.

Although Draymond Green might disagree - the Warriors forward did, after all, suggest that folks in Cleveland "don't seem to be the sharpest people around" - Cavs fans presumably can count to four, which means Golden State is one victory shy of their second National Basketball Association championship in three years. But after huddling, the officials determined that the earlier tech everyone thought had been on Green for arguing a call had actually been assessed on coach Steve Kerr.

The Cavs weren't the only ones confused by the non-ejection, though.

The public address announcer said the technical was on Green, and it was listed in box scores distributed at the end of the first quarter and at halftime.

"Everything I say, I know what I'm saying", Green said Sunday following Warriors' practice, in preparation for Game 5 Monday.

If the Warriors can close out the tough-to-eliminate Cavs on Monday, they would become the first Bay Area team to capture a championship at home since the A's finished the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1974 World Series.

Needless to say, Green was not afraid to call out the referees and overall game officiating that got out of hand.

"I've been talking about this all season", Durant said.

The Ray Charles classic, "Hit The Road Jack" was blaring from the arena's speakers, and the fans were dancing as Green - their most-loathed opposing player - held his arms aloft and urged the crowd on. "So if they didn't call it (ejecting Pachulia), then I guess it wasn't anything".

Klay Thompson poured in 37 for the Warriors and Stephen Curry added 25 in that game, while Andre Iguodala (playing for Green) scored 15.

Prior to Friday night, the Cavaliers had made 18 three-pointers thrice - against the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, and the Warriors - and lost all three games. "How can we play physical with some of the stuff going on out there tonight?"

For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.

Green was consistently heckled by the Cleveland fans throughout the game but typically seemed to enjoy the attention, particularly during the uncertainty over the technical foul as he goaded the home crowd.

There were seven technicals called in Game 4 between the two teams. LeBron's battling bigger names than Draymond Green.

"Yeah, they make me feel good". "I knew I didn't, so maybe I'm a little sharper than others".


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